Ghana players arrive in Cairo for Egypt clash
Ghana’s Black Stars arrived in Cairo, Egypt in the early hours of Monday ahead of their final World Cup play-off with the Pharaohs on Tuesday.
The Black Stars arrived to tight security in the wake of concerns about the safety of the team following recent political turmoil in the North African country that saw Ghana twice protest to the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to move the game to a neutral ground.
The Black Stars are billed to train just once on Monday evening ahead of Tuesday’s game scheduled for the 30,000 plus Air Defence Stadium in Cairo.
Ghana is gunning for a third successive World Cup appearance following previous attendance in Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010.
The Stars who remain Africa’s best performers in recent editions of the World Cup lead the first tie from Kumasi 6-1.
The seven times African champions are required to score five unanswered goals to kill the Black Stars’ dream of answering the roll call in Brazil.
Egypt is attempting an appearance at the Mundial after over two decades of absence.